Wrapping paper just bothers me.
Here is the post from the old blog where I first pondered the situation.
Four years…but now it’s done. The first year, I tried to use up all the old wrapping paper I had. The next year, kept it to recycled gift bags stuffed with my paper shreddings (paper shreddings, bad idea…what a mess!). Last year I used anything recycled I had, newspaper, brown paper, etc. It was still stuff that was being thrown away.
My daughter had decided the previous year to invest in fabric and cloth ribbons and wrapped all her gifts that way, and took all the fabric back home with her to reuse the next year.
THIS year, I started making fabric bags out of scrap fabric and whatever kind of ribbon or cord I happen to have around. EASY wrapping! No need for tissue paper, no boxes, no need for tape. The bags can be reused or given as part of the gift. I am getting a head start! And not just for Christmas anymore…these bags are great to use ANY time you have a gift to give. So easy, so green, and I am finally SO happy! And I still like the tags from old cards idea.